Some Presbyterian leaders have said they have found God in special places. For Puerto Rican Presbyterian leaders, El Guacio is one of those sacred places.


El Guacio, a Presbyterian camp and conference center, was founded by missionaries as a medical clinic for an impoverished rural community and as a place for a training program where participants learned to grow and produce exotic bamboo. It sits on more than eighty acres.


Through the years, it has been the place where children, youth, and adults of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Puerto Rico have their summer camps and other activities. It has also been the place chosen by churches of different denominations for their activities.


In addition, the Camp has a social commitment to the surrounding community. It has served as a collection center, has provided the community with water and ice during natural disasters such as Hurricane Maria in 2017.


Thanks to the Presbyterian Disaster Agency (PDA) after Hurricane Maria, they were able make significant improvements to camp facilities.


We offer a beautiful place lined with nature, with facilities for different activities. Green areas for rest or recreation, comfortable accommodation, excellent food selection.


Contact the Camp for additional information.

To register a group of volunteers through PDA, you can contact:


Camp El Guacio is part of the mission of the Boriquén Presbyterian Synod in Puerto Rico, a member of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (PCUSA). Located in the municipality of San Sebastián, the camp offers services as a center for conferences and retreats of several days as well as for meetings or single-day activities. Administered under a Board of Directors, the camp has a trained kitchen, maintenance and volunteer staff under the direction of its executive director Mrs. Wilmari Vargas. Currently Guacio Camp is also an official accommodation for volunteers through the Presbyterian Disaster Agency (PDA). We receive groups of volunteers from different parts of the United States through this agency of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America to do work in the camp and in the community.




Carr 119 km 44.7 (1,594.09 mi), San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, 00685

PO Box:
646 Las Marías, PR 00670

wvargas @elguacio.org

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